The grand finale of fashion month is and has always been the CHANEL show. Set in the picturesque Grand Palais for years, the bar is set high for the historic fashion atelier to deliver a grandiose backdrop for its larger than life clothing. This year was no different, as CHANEL proved once again that even a global pandemic can’t stop the brand from embodying Parisian chic everywhere they go.
According to Vogue Runway, the show was an inside look, behind the scenes of how Hollywood starlets might spend their days on set, a “Paris meets Tinseltown” blending of sorts. The name ‘CHANEL’ was built in huge, white letters meant to emulate the iconic Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, California. Throughout the show, short black and white clips of CHANEL muses were screened between looks. The glitz and glam all produced by Inez and Vinoodh, was a beautiful tribute to Coco Chanel’s own humble beginnings as a performer.
The runway didn’t particularly showcase one particular theme, it showed a variety of styles that went from 1930s glamour to cool, laid back chic. This time around, CHANEL showed that you could blend the two and get the best of both worlds. Big, boxy tweed jackets with skinny jeans paired with a graphic t-shirt. A half-cape wore with a bandeau and hot pink high-waisted pants worn by one of our favorite models, Jilla Kortleve. This year, it was about CHANEL catering to your own, unique personal style.
For us, it was all about the accessories. Scarfs made to look like neon lights were painted on them, tiaras with the iconic double Cs, and pearls draping from head to toe. “More is more,” is likely the trend of the season, and it seems like simple accessories may be on their way out. Closing out the show was a stunning, transparent white one-shoulder gown that screamed glamour.
And once again, CHANEL kept its title as fashion’s most iconic house. There was no shortage of luxury in sight. We were left with no words, in awe of their otherworldly creations. What will CHANEL do next Paris Fashion Week? Nothing’s for certain, but we’re ready and begging for more.